Moving to a New State in 2021: 3 Tips to Smooth the Process
By Julie DeLong, Oil Capitol Relocation
In reality, it may be a lot to handle. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take ahead of time to make your move to Tulsa and Oklahoma City less stressful than it may be otherwise.
Three Tips to Ease the Process of a State-to-State Move
Though the task will never be totally seamless, these three steps can help reduce your tension.
Tip 1: When possible, complete your paperwork beforehand.
Moving always means changing your permanent address. Critical documents, websites, and service providers will all need to be notified. Handling these tasks ahead of time may allow you to check this chore off your schedule and concentrate more completely on your new home when you get there.
If you relocate to a new state, however, you have the extra chore of procuring a new driver's license too. As with the change of address rules, most states have a set time period by which you must exchange your old license for a new one, so make sure that you confirm with your new state's DMV website to fully grasp the amount of time in which getting a new license will be needed.
Some states call for an in-person visit to the DMV, others allow you to take care of the entire process online. Accomplishing this step pre-move may lessen the transition and free up important settling-in time in your new state of residence—especially during the pandemic, when concerns of virus spread complicate even the simplest tasks.
Tip 2: Pack with both short-term and long-term trips in mind.
In one sense, a state-to-state move is like a road trip and a move all bundled into one. Not only are you packing up all your worldly possessions for transportation, but you are additionally preparing to spend at likely a day or two road-tripping to reach your new town.
Before you get to the last chores of packing up, always be certain to take a moment to pack bags for yourself (and, if applicable, for your family) which will incorporate everything you'll require for the following couple of days travelling:
- Face masks and hand sanitizer
- Changes of clothes
- ID's and documentation
Additionally don't forget about your furry family members! Be sure they have several days' worth of supplies packed up in addition.
Tip 3: Choose an experienced interstate moving company in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
All moving companies have specialties. While a few are professionals at local relocations, others have built systems and structures to support interstate and cross-country moves. If interviewing possible moving companies in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, always be sure to ask direct questions about their skills and areas of expertise. Be sure to check out consumer reviews, question friends and contacts and take their knowledge into consideration.
While it's tempting just to pick the least expensive offer you find after a quick Google search, we have all been around long enough to recognize that the most affordable estimate is not always the best selection in the end. If you're faced with the anxiety of a state-to-state move, especially during the ongoing pandemic, you'll appreciate knowing you're in capable hands the whole time.
We Can Help
At Oil Capitol Relocation in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, we specialize in residential, commercial, and corporate moving solutions. We do the heavy lifting, so you don't have to. With no-contact services now available, we're here to help you move safely and effectively, no matter where or when.
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